When I lived in Port Angeles, Washington, I went to Victoria a few times, because it's a quick, cheap ($13 to go on foot using the car ferry round trip, at least at the time) trip to the closest mall. However, at the time, the idea of needing a passport was considered laughable. That was in the '90s.
"This seems like a job for Bipolar Bear . . . but I just can't seem to get out of bed."
"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it." --Mark Twain
Pshaw, I'm on my third passport. But lately you don't have to surrender an expired one; they just punch a hole through it to invalidate it. I like my just-expired one because it has the most interesting collection of entry and exit stamps in it.
I've had two passports as well, including my current one. They aren't that expensive and they last for ten years, so why not have one?
'How shall a man judge what to do in such times?' 'As he ever has judged,' said Aragorn. 'Good and ill have not changed since yesteryear; nor are they one thing among Elves and Dwarves, and another among Men. It is a man's part to discern them, as much in the Golden Wood as in his own house.'
I have a passport form th early eighties that was so filled with visas and stamps, that the consulate in Kathmandu added a fold out to make more room. It is a great treasure of my travels. I have a current one, I think. I need to check the date.
For those who wish to maintain an illusion, ignorance is the best source of knowledge.